Collagen that magic word associated with baby soft, thick and supple skin. Unfortunately, as we age, collagen is destroyed and it does not automatically regenerate. Sun, dehydration and other environmental factors can break down collagen in the skin, allowing lines and wrinkles to appear. Helping to replace collagen in the skin can improve the appearance of the skin smoothing out fine lines, wrinkles, folds and furrows.
So, while rebuilding collagen is difficult, tricking the skin to stimulate collagen can be achieved, and most importantly, preserving the collagen is paramount. When collagen a protein breaks down, it forms peptides. Peptides are composed of amino acids and are smaller than proteins, allowing them to deeply penetrate the skin. Applying peptides topically can help stimulate skin cells called fibroblasts and tricks the skin into thinking that it has lost collagen and needs to produce more.
According to the R&D team at COSMEDIX skincare, the best way to preserve collagen is to get plenty of sleep, don’t smoke or be around second-hand smoke, wear a broad spectrum sunscreen, and keep your stress level down. This is what lead to the creation of one of COSMEDIX’S newest and most powerful solutions – Peptide-Rich Defense Moisturizer. Containing not one but a blend of two peptides, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, this powerful duo stimulates the synthesis and replenishment of the skin matrix. Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 slows down the degradation of the skin matrix while Palmitoyl Oligopeptide not only acts as a signal, but helps to speed up the production of collagen. Together, the peptides work to dramatically restore the look of healthy, radiant skin and keep signs of aging at bay. Plus, with a super high Broad Spectrum protection of SPF 50, you are not only treating but preventing future collagen loss.